The Bird Watching Club for World Travelers


You don't need to be an expert birder to contact a Pal.  Together you have love for nature, birds, new countries and learning.

These are serious birdwatchers willing to share their time to help you.  It is a privilege to contact them.  Your message should be respectful.

A Birding Pal does not charge a fee, however you should pay for their expenses, transportation costs, entrance fees, meals, etc.

Pals will answer your messages quickly, if they can.  You might select someone who is traveling, so write to more than one Pal, and be patient.  Let us know if someone doesn't answer and we'll check that everything is okay.

Let us know when you are going to meet a Pal, and then let us know how it went.

Happy birding.
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Professional Birding Guides

A professional Birdingpal guide can customize your tour, and you will see the birds you want.
Your guide is also your travel companion, who will make sure you experience the native people, scenery, culture, history and food, first hand.
Hiring a Birdingpal guide will boost the local economy and help protect birds other wildlife and their habitat

Jacqueline Cestero

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Nature Explorers Anguilla


Birding Pal

Jackie is an avid birdwatcher and photographer. As the owner and operator of Nature Explorers Anguilla, she conducts daily tours of Anguilla's 20 wildlife-rich wetlands where over 130 species of resident and migratory birds may be seen.

Come Take a Walk on the Wild Side... with Nature Explorers Anguilla!

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All tours include pickup at your villa or hotel, use of our binoculars, spotting scope, bird guides and bottled water.

We provide one day and also week-long all inclusive birding tours.

We look forward to assisting you with your nature adventure on Anguilla.

Please contact us for more information.

Jackie Cestero

Phone: 1.264.584.0346


Twitter: @jcestero

Publications: Salty Wing

Birding Pal

West End Pond, West End by the Sea, Rendezvous Pond, Cove Pond, Meads Bay Pond,Road Bay Pond,Little Bay, Katouche Pond, Forest Bay Pond, Blowing Point Pond, Long Pond, East End Pond, Mimi Bay Pond, Junk's Hole Pond, Caul's Pond, Bad Cox Pond, Grey Pond, Windward Point, Dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, Scrub Island, Little Scrub

Anguilla Shorelines and Offshore Cays: Anguilla is home to 33 pristine beaches and cays with a wide variety of shore and seabirds. Seven offshore cays including: Anguillita, Dog Island (IBA), Prickly Pear East and West (IBA), Scrub Island (IBA), Little Scrub Island and Sombrero (IBA), host a number of species of nesting seabirds, many with local, regional and/or global significance. Sombrero is the home of the endemic Sombrero Ground Lizard Ameiva corvina and the recently discovered Sombrero Dwarf Gecko Sphaerodactylus sp.

Anguilla Wetlands: The mainland is dotted with 20 easily accessible wetlands that support both resident and migratory bird species. such as: Great, Snowy and Cattle Egret, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Ruddy Turnstones, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Stilt Sandpipers, Willets, Whimbrels, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Snowy Plover, Black-bellied Plover, and Killdeer to name a few. Least Terns breed on many wetlands from April to August making them Important Bird Areas (IBA) . The threatened Lesser Antillean Iguana Iguana delicatissima is found here in small numbers.

Birds of Interest: Caribbean specialties or birds of note- Five of the Lesser Antilles EBA Restricted Range Species including: Green-throated Carib Hummingbird, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Caribbean Elaenia, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, and Lesser Antillean Bullfinch. Antillean Nighthawk, Bananaquit, Black-faced Grassquit, Caribbean Martin, Mangrove Cuckoo, Caribbean Coot, White-cheeked Pintail, Blue-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Snowy Plover.

Anguilla Marine Parks: Five designated marine parks including: Dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, Sandy Island, Little Bay and Shoal Bay extending to Island Harbour, provide a home to a number of species of endangered turtles, colorful reef fish and corals, sharks, migrating whales and dolphins.

Area Birds

Least Tern, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Wilson's Plover, Caribbean Coot
Birding Pal

Nature: Birdwatching, photography, snorkeling, sailing
Travel: Car, boat
Visit: Wetlands, oceans, offshore cays, lakes
Participate: Nature related activities (Backyard Bird Count, Global Big Day, World Shorebirds Day)